HOL­I­DAYS OVER FOR COWBOYS

TAU­MALOLO SAYS IT’S TIME FOR COWBOYS TO FIRE

Townsville Bulletin - - FRONT PAGE - LIAM BUT­TER­WORTH

IN- FORM Cowboys lock Jason Tau­malolo wants to “pick up his game” head­ing into the NRL fi­nals, say­ing he will shed the strap­ping tape which he feels is stop­ping him from play­ing his nat­u­ral game.

Tau­malolo said he felt ham­pered by the strap­ping on his knee he has worn for the past six games fol­low­ing a me­dial lig­a­ment strain on An­zac Day.

He wants to play with­out the tape in Mon­day’s game against the Manly Sea Ea­gles and get back to the un­shack­led form which saw him storm into last year’s Four Na­tion­swin­ning New Zealand team.

It’s a dan­ger­ous sen­ti­ment from one of the Cowboys’ stand­out play­ers in 2015.

De­spite feel­ing re­stricted, he has been one of North Queens­land’s most lethal ball­run­ners. Sta­tis­tics show he has still man­aged to av­er­age an im­pres­sive 157 run­ning me­tres in his past six matches.

But just like he did last year, Tau­malolo said he wanted to come out af­ter the bye week and fin­ish the year in his strong­est form.

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